Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (714)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

714. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated savings in each of the years since the inception of sections 13 and 14 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013. [26750/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Sections 13 and 14 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013 introduced the Recovery of Benefits and Assistance scheme which enables the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to recover the value of certain social welfare payments from compensation awards made to persons as a consequence of personal injuries claims. It is important to note that recovery is made from the compensator and not from the injured person.

The scheme commenced on 1 August 2014 and the amounts recovered in the years 2014 to 2018 inclusive are as follows:

2014 (August to December) €5.03m

2015 €21.60m

2016 €22.75m

2017 €26.41m

2018 €24.75m

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.